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Community Lactation Educator Training – LIVE ONLINE (Kimberly Bepler)



Start: September 16 @ 8:30 am MST - 5:30 pm MST
End: September 18 @ 8:30 am MST - 5:30 pm MST



Kimberly Bepler, IBCLC, CPD, CLE®, CNPE


The purpose of the CAPPA community lactation educator program is to provide childbirth professionals comprehensive training in breastfeeding education. When a candidate completes the certification program they will be qualified to teach, support, and educate the public on breastfeeding and related issues. When all requirements have been satisfactorily completed, candidates will be issued the CAPPA credential, Certified Community Lactation Educator, LE(C).

This program is distinct and separate from the CLE® program. While both the LE(C) and the CLE® provide families with support and education, the LE(C) is not qualified to lead group classes or facilitate a breastfeeding class. They are trained breastfeeding professionals that offer one on one breastfeeding support and education. The LE(C) also does not offer medical advice or provide lactation consulting or breastfeeding assessment. The LE(C) does receive extensive training in proper referral for families needing breastfeeding intervention. 

Faculty: Kimberly Bepler, IBCLC, CPD, CNPE, CLE® has been serving breastfeeding families since 2001, first as a postpartum doula, then as a breastfeeding educator, and finally as an IBCLC (certified in 2011). Kimberly has served thousands of mom and baby dyads (and tryads—her specialty is multiples) and she provides compassionate care helping each family reach their unique goals. Kimberly has taught postpartum doula trainings for CAPPA for 14 years, and decided to add Lactation Educator™ courses to help enrich the doulas who were looking for additional skills for families, as well as those seeking to teaching Breastfeeding in a hospital or community setting. She is very excited that this training fulfills the 20 hours of education required for Baby Friendly designation, and is looking forward to having medical and clinical professionals in attendance as she loves building bridges between talented people in all areas of care. She promises a fun an interactive training in learning something she is truly passionate about! She is a mother of 2 clever teens, and owns a doula service in Portland, OR.

Register Here:

Tuition Cost: $500 Early Bird (before August 9, 2020)
$550 Late registration (after August 9, 2020–includes charge for late materials)
Partial scholarships available for BIPOC or Military families, please email


Refunds:  • There are no refunds if the training meets the minimum requirements for registration. (Refund in full if training is canceled by instructor.) • Once student is registered we count you as attending and purchase and prepare materials for your spot. • If student cannot attend this training, all funds will be held for 12 months to be applied to a future training taught by Kimberly Bepler, in any training location, or transferred to another person. • There is a $50 transfer fee to move to another training or to transfer to another person. • NO refunds for no-shows or partial attendance and last-minute cancellations will forfeit payment. (To insure the training is not cancelled for all other participants if the minimum is not met). • We will do our very best to help find a training that works for you.

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